While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.